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Berhthramm Le Prevot





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PostPosted: Mon 31 Aug, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: seax Wheeler type III         Reply with quote

A little bit more than one years ago a friend asked me for a seax, it must be a type III (Wheeler typology), it must be long an dit must be elegant and razor sharp.

I start working…

Here’re pics just after fire work, I try to push the hammer work a lot (my grinding machine is not a performer and hammer work is more histrically accurate than « stock removal »… I finish the work with a little hammer based on Mastermyr (that’s just for fun)…







and finished :











(the last pics was shoot with the flash an dis more accurate with the wood real color)…

And here’re test video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dluuNcvBnEo

here’re dimension :

total lenght : 590 mm

blade : 460mm

wide : 32mm at base of blade et 36mm at the « broken back ».

weight : 360 grammes

thickness : about 4mm (a little bit less)

steel is « carbon steel » (XC75)

tempered in oil and selective heat treated

It’s based on the big war saxon seax of the Xth and XIth.

Big Grin
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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Aug, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work, and it's scary weapon too.

Did you test how well it thrusts?

Only one side is edged ( as I only suppose of course), but it's wickedly pointy Surprised
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Berhthramm Le Prevot





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PostPosted: Mon 31 Aug, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have to test the thrust but no good idea of how to proceed, milk box could be to easy and not very interesting.

Don't know how.

Happy
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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Mon 31 Aug, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, AFAIK from this superb site, people often thrust the plastic bottles with water, to see how far it will go trough before bottle moves.
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Berhthramm Le Prevot





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PostPosted: Tue 01 Sep, 2009 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

gonna try that.
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Berhthramm Le Prevot





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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

some other test with some thrust, do not know if I use the correct way to do :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtubtQie_oA
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